Losartan and Hydrochlorothiazide (Systemic)
Brand Names : Hyzaar
Precautions While Using This Medicine
Check with your doctor immediately if you think that you may
. Losartan and hydrochlorothiazide may cause birth defects
or other problems in the baby if taken during pregnancy.
It is important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits
to make sure that this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted
Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed
with your doctor
. This especially includes potassium supplements or
salt substitutes that contain potassium, since they may change your blood
potassium levels, or over-the-counter (nonprescription) medicines for appetite
control, asthma, colds, cough, hay fever, or sinus problems, since they may
tend to increase your blood pressure.
Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may occur with this medicine. Make
sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines,
or do anything else that could be dangerous if you experience these effects.
Check with your doctor right away if you become sick while taking this
medicine, especially with severe or continuing nausea and vomiting or diarrhea.
These conditions may cause you to lose too much water and lead to low blood
Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may also occur if you exercise
or if the weather is hot. Heavy sweating can cause loss of too much water
and result in low blood pressure. Use extra care during exercise or hot weather.
Avoid alcoholic beverages until you have discussed their use with your
doctor. Alcohol may make the low blood pressure effect worse and/or increase
the possibility of dizziness or fainting.
For diabetic patients
Hydrochlorothiazide may raise blood sugar levels. Check with your
doctor if any changes in your blood sugar levels occur.